HENRY FRANKE, Centralia, Illinois
Player: Henry Franke of Centralia, Illinois, born in 1900, qualified for the Senior Men's Championship Class 11 consecutive years and at one time held 7 World Tournament records, including highest ringer average for a losing player. At age 75, he placed 2nd in the Men's Senior Division 1975 and four times placed 3rd. Henry won the first two short distance Men's World titles in 1982 and 1983. Henry Franke passed away on July 27, 1986.